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Conference Paper: Family sense of coherence and depressive symptoms among childbearing couples

TitleFamily sense of coherence and depressive symptoms among childbearing couples
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Obstetrics and gynecology
Issue Date2013
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.de/journals/jpm
Citation
The 11th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine (WCPM 2013), Moscow, Russia, 19-22 June 2013. In Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 2013, v. 41 n. s1 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Parental depression during pregnancy is a major health problem that can have detrimental effects on infants' psychosocial development. Little is known about the protective role of family sense of coherence against the development of depression among childbearing couples. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between family sense of coherence, stress and depressive symptoms among Chinese childbearing couples. PATIENTS, METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. A convenience sample of 224 first-time Chinese childbearing couples was recruited at the antenatal clinics. Participants completed the Family Sense of Competence Scale, Social Readjustment Rating Scale, and General Health Questionnaire. Path analysis was employed. RESULTS: Family sense of coherence had a direct impact on depressive symptoms among the childbearing couples. Family sense of coherence also mediated the effect of stress on depressive symptoms among the pregnant women. CONCLUSION: The study provides evidence that family sense of coherence plays a significant role in reducing couples' depressive symptoms during childbearing. Culturally competent healthcare should be developed to strengthen couples' family sense of coherence to combat the stress of new parenthood, thereby reducing the risk of depression during the critical time of parental transition.
DescriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts, 11th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine 2013, Moscow
4. Poster - Developmental origins of adult diseases: no. 686
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/185158
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.798
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.829

 

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dc.contributor.authorNgai, FWen_US
dc.contributor.authorNgu, SFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T10:35:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-15T10:35:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationThe 11th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine (WCPM 2013), Moscow, Russia, 19-22 June 2013. In Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 2013, v. 41 n. s1en_US
dc.identifier.issn0300-5577-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/185158-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts, 11th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine 2013, Moscow-
dc.description4. Poster - Developmental origins of adult diseases: no. 686-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Parental depression during pregnancy is a major health problem that can have detrimental effects on infants' psychosocial development. Little is known about the protective role of family sense of coherence against the development of depression among childbearing couples. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between family sense of coherence, stress and depressive symptoms among Chinese childbearing couples. PATIENTS, METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. A convenience sample of 224 first-time Chinese childbearing couples was recruited at the antenatal clinics. Participants completed the Family Sense of Competence Scale, Social Readjustment Rating Scale, and General Health Questionnaire. Path analysis was employed. RESULTS: Family sense of coherence had a direct impact on depressive symptoms among the childbearing couples. Family sense of coherence also mediated the effect of stress on depressive symptoms among the pregnant women. CONCLUSION: The study provides evidence that family sense of coherence plays a significant role in reducing couples' depressive symptoms during childbearing. Culturally competent healthcare should be developed to strengthen couples' family sense of coherence to combat the stress of new parenthood, thereby reducing the risk of depression during the critical time of parental transition.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.de/journals/jpm-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Perinatal Medicineen_US
dc.rightsThe link must be accompanied by the following text: The final publication is available at www.degruyter.com-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectObstetrics and gynecology-
dc.titleFamily sense of coherence and depressive symptoms among childbearing couplesen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailNgai, FW: fwngai@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailNgu, SF: ngusiewf@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityNgai, FW=rp01366en_US
dc.identifier.authorityNgu, SF=rp01367en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1515/jpm-2013-2003-
dc.identifier.hkuros215672en_US
dc.identifier.volume41-
dc.identifier.issues1-
dc.publisher.placeGermany-

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